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Regents' Researcher Award: Call for Nominations and Application Process

Each fall, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) seeks nominations for the annual Nevada Regents' Creative Activities Award, which includes a $5,000 stipend, a certificate, and a medal of recognition. Applications are submitted through the Regents' Awards Portal.

This year the call for nominations will be open from Sept. 2–Oct. 6, 2014.

Eligibility

This award is presented annually to one NSHE faculty member with a distinguished record in research. Faculty from UNLV, UNR, and DRI are eligible; although this award is intended for individuals, groups who have made major advances through their collaborations may be recognized as well. Candidates must have 10 years of service in NSHE by the date of the nomination and be nominated by a NSHE employee or student in order to be considered for the award.

Nomination Requirements

Those submitting nominations must be NSHE employees or students. (Self nominations are not accepted.) A formal one-page nomination letter addressing the following should be submitted:

  • The significance, volume, and quality of the candidate' research in such a way as to clarify the nominee's activities for individuals from other disciplines.
  • The ways in which the candidate's research or scholarly work has brought recognition to the NSHE.
  • Clear evidence of the national or international stature of the candidate's research. This evidence should reflect recognized evaluation in the form of critically reviewed papers, presentations, books, monographs, and other forms of scholarly activity or recognition. A fuller listing of these should be provided in the candidate's curriculum vitae, which must be attached to the letter of nomination.
  • In those disciplines where research grants and contracts are recognized as an important part of career achievement, there must be clear evidence provided in the letter of nomination that the candidate has been competitive for such grants at the national and or international level.
  • The candidate's continuous record of long-term research.

*Please note: If you intend to nominate a faculty member, please notify the nominee and submit the nomination letter to him/her. The nominee should compile all application materials, including the nomination letter, and submit them by the deadline through the Regents' Awards Portal.

Application Packet

Nominees must provide all materials to support their nominations. These materials include:

  • A copy of the nomination letter.
  • The nominee's current curriculum vitae.
  • No more than three examples (reprints or copies) of significant published works that the candidate feels are representative of his or her research accomplishments.
  • A list of grants and contracts received, indicating the project title, name of grantor, amount of grant, beginning and termination dates, and the nature of the competition for the grant.
  • No more than three reviews, adjudications, or testimonials conferred by persons who audited the original work.
  • No more than three letters of support from persons knowledgeable of the nominee's qualifications.
  • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of up to five persons outside of the NSHE whom the Selection Committee can contact about the candidate's research achievements.

All materials must be compiled in pdf format and submitted online through the Regents' Awards Portal.

Deadline

The deadline for all materials is 5 p.m., Oct. 6, 2014. The nominee should compile all materials in pdf format for submission online. Materials that cannot be submitted online due to file size (e.g. entire books) can be delivered to Dene Charlet.